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An Idyl of the East Side

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Published: 1891
Language: English
Wordcount: 11,928 / 40 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 50.6
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 665
Added to site: 2007.12.11 19346
Genre: Short Story

schen than many a real mother might have been. It was, indeed, a sight worth travelling far to see, this of Andreas washing and dressing the baby in the sunny room at the back of the shop where hung the cages in which were the choicest of his birds. Roschen's first conscious memory was of laughing and splashing in her little tub in the sunshine, while all around her was a carolling of song.

In the course of the years which had drifted by since Andreas came with his birds to New York that May morning he had not made for himself many friends. To be a friend of birds a man must have a quiet habit of body, and great gentleness of nature, and a true tenderness of heart; which qualities tend also to solitariness, being for the most part harmed rather than fostered by association with mankind. As suited him well, his business was not one that called him much abroad, nor that brought him greatly into contact with his fellows. In his good care the famous stock of songsters which he had brought with him from the

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
Carl Heerwagen

I found this story to be sad. Its theme is somewhat common place when it comes to animal stories.



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